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Wiriehorn winter hiking trail

Winter Hiking · Diemtigtal Nature Park
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You can reach the starting point of the mountain-valley-winter hiking trail comfortably by chairlift. On the way you will be offered an impressive panorama with far-reaching views over the Diemtigtal.
easy
Distance 6.3 km
2:15 h
5 m
433 m
1,417 m
984 m
How about a warming coffee or tea at the mountain hotel Wiriehorn before you start your hike? The 6-seater chairlift takes you comfortably to the mountain station on Nüegg. During the descent you can enjoy the view of the surrounding mountain peaks and the Diemtigtal valley. Further down you reach Entschwil and the impressive high plateau with its magnificent houses in the traditional Simmental style. The trail continues through forests and hamlets back to the valley station.

Operating data and prices Wiriehornbahnen:
www.wiriehorn.ch

Author’s recommendation

From the mountain station on Nüegg, it is worth taking a short detour up to the Schwarzenberg mountain restaurant (15 min.).
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Author
Rahel Mazenauer 
Update: November 08, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Nüegg, 1,417 m
Lowest point
Riedli, 984 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 52.20%Road 47.78%
Forested/wild trail
3.3 km
Road
3 km
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Safety information

Note the operating times of the Wiriehorn cable car: www.wiriehorn.ch
Be prepared for possible icy spots along the circular hike.

Tips and hints

A flyer with an overview map is available from the Diemtigtal Nature Park office.

Diemtigtal Nature Park
Bahnhofstrasse 20
3753 Oey
T 033 681 26 06
info@diemtigtal.ch
www.diemtigtal.ch

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Start

Wiriehorn (Nüegg) mountain station, Zwischenflüh (1,417 m)
Coordinates:
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2'607'425E 1'160'974N
DD
46.599985, 7.535545
DMS
46°35'59.9"N 7°32'08.0"E
UTM
32T 387836 5161755
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Destination

Wiriehorn valley station (Riedli), Zwischenflüh

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the winter hiking trail from the mountain station to "Röschteschwend". Here it is worth taking a break for a moment and enjoying the impressive panorama. The descent takes you further to "Entschwil", from where you hike partly along the asphalt road to the valley station of the Wiriehorn cable car. The trail is marked with pink direction signs.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train to Oey-Diemtigen station (Spiez-Zweisimmen line). Continue by PostBus to the stop «Riedli, Talstation Wiriehorn». From here, the Wiriehorn cable car takes you up to the Nüegg mountain station (note operating times: www.wiriehorn.ch).

Getting there

Motorway A6 Bern direction Zweisimmen, 1 km after the Simmenfluhtunnel turn left direction Diemtigtal. Follow the Diemtigtal road into the valley for 11 km to the Wiriehorn valley station. From here, the Wiriehorn cable car takes you up to the Nüegg mountain station (note operating times: www.wiriehorn.ch).

Parking

At the Wiriehorn valley station you will find parking spaces for which a fee is charged.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'607'425E 1'160'974N
DD
46.599985, 7.535545
DMS
46°35'59.9"N 7°32'08.0"E
UTM
32T 387836 5161755
w3w 
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Equipment

  • Sturdy shoes with non-slip soles
  • Clothing appropriate to the weather and temperature
  • Food and drinks for the road

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.3 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
5 m
Descent
433 m
Highest point
1,417 m
Lowest point
984 m
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